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How much do you know about Food Safety?

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by ConsultaPanel Team, 08 Aug 2016


A true or false quiz!

Thank you for participating in the "Tell us all about your Food Safety knowledge, attitudes & practices!" questionnaire. Here are the answers to the true or false quiz.

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Let's see how much you know...

TRUE OR FALSE?

  1. Foodborne illnesses are diseases that are passed on to people by harmful bacteria that are present in contaminated food.
  2. Cross contamination is the passing of harmful substances or bacteria to food from food or from dirty equipment, utensils or hands.
  3. The temperature danger zone at which harmful bacteria will flourish is 0 - 15°C.
  4. The temperature danger zone at which harmful bacteria will flourish is 20 - 50°C.
  5. The temperature danger zone at which harmful bacteria will flourish is 5 - 60°C.
  6. The safe temperature to store cooked food at is -10°C.
  7. The safe temperature to store cooked food at is 35°C.
  8. The safe temperature to store cooked food at is >60°C.
  9. Cross contamination is the main cause of food poisoning.
  10. Defrosted food should never be refrozen.
  11. It is safe to use raw eggs in recipes that will not be cooked.
  12. Cooked leftover food should be re-heated thoroughly.
  13. Harmful bacteria multiply quickly at room temperature.
  14. Meat should be defrosted at room temperature overnight.
  15. Keeping cooked rice in the refrigerator helps to prevent foodborne illness.
  16. Cutting boards and cooking utensils should be washed thoroughly with hot soapy water.
  17. Cooked food should be cooled to room temperature before refrigeration or freezing.
  18. Leftover foods can be kept at room temperature for up to 2 hours.
  19. Salmonella is a harmful bacterium which causes food poisoning.
  20. Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms when you have food poisoning.
  21. One of the most important factors to control the growth of bacteria is time.

Answers:
1 = True, 2 = True, 3 = False, 4 = False, 5 =  True, 6 = False, 7 = False, 8 = True, 9 = True, 10 = True
11 = False, 12 = True, 13 = True, 14 = False, 15 = True, 16 = True, 17 = True, 18 = True, 19 = True, 20 = True, 21 = True.

Note from community manager: "I got 19/21 correct, how did you do? Were any of these statements news to you? - Thanks again for your insight!"

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